The unexpected Gardner

Ddflinn

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I never imagined that becoming a tort owner would be so complicated, scary and utterly joyful all at the same time. During my 11 month process , I’ve really become quite fond of designing their outdoor habitat. I always killed all my plants prior to owning these sweet angels. Now I research daily and add beautiful tasty plants for my Russians, and they’re all still alive. I even started buying and cultivating from seeds. Very advanced for me. Totally unexpected from my original idea of tort owning. After all the bad info online . When I found this site and read the info my heart sank and I literally cried. I did everything I thought was right and it was all wrong. Thankfully they survived my ignorance. I look forward daily seeing everyone’s tortoises and sharing my little ones as well
 

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kaeline

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I never imagined that becoming a tort owner would be so complicated, scary and utterly joyful all at the same time. During my 11 month process , I’ve really become quite fond of designing their outdoor habitat. I always killed all my plants prior to owning these sweet angels. Now I research daily and add beautiful tasty plants for my Russians, and they’re all still alive. I even started buying and cultivating from seeds. Very advanced for me. Totally unexpected from my original idea of tort owning. After all the bad info online . When I found this site and read the info my heart sank and I literally cried. I did everything I thought was right and it was all wrong. Thankfully they survived my ignorance. I look forward daily seeing everyone’s tortoises and sharing my little ones as well
I can relate, I got my tortoise last december and was following all the wrong info until I found this forum. Initially I was overwhelmed but now my little one is well cared for and I'm growing things like cactus and wheat grass when I also wasn't the best gardener previously. Your torts are lucky to have an owner that cares for them so much!
 

Blackdog1714

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I have one really old hibiscus that gives me a ton of new ones every year so now I have more Hibiscus Plants than Butterfly bushes! I also have three mulberry trees that I am training into bushes. Tortoise ownership equals gardening requirements! They don't tell you that on Facebook!
 

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